Experts reach consensus on conduction disturbances after TAVR

It's the first step towards reducing the 'high degree of uncertainty' in managing such patients, authors say

Conduction disturbances associated with transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) require careful management, beginning with a risk evaluation before the procedure, according to an international expert consensus statement.

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The scientific expert panel assembled by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has produced a consensus document, along with proposed algorithms, as an initial attempt to guide the management of conduction disturbances after TAVR based on the best available data.